Loro Parque Welcomes its Newest Resident
Loro Parque announced the birth of its latest resident last weekend – a baby orca named Vicky.
Weighing in at an impressive 152 kilos, Vicky is the second orca ever to be born in Spain and is a true indication of the well-being of the animals which reside in the park. The first orca was also born in Loro Parque in October 2010 as part of Loro Parque’s continuing programme to save endangered species.
Just seconds after being born, Vicky began swimming around the pool and successfully made her way to the surface to take her first breath. She’s said to be incredibly healthy, strong and energetic, already winning over the hearts of the park’s vets, biologists and trainers who helped bring her into the world.
Loro Parque is located in Puerto de la Cruz and has been one of the Canary Island’s main attractions for many years. The park is home to the world’s largest collection of parrots and also boasts amazing dolphin, orca and sea lion shows.
The orcas were first introduced to the park in 2006 and have since become one of the icons of Loro Parque.